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BSA Troop Club Station KT5BSA Achieves DXCC

07/15/2013

Boy Scouts of America Troop 5’s club station KT5BSA in Pasadena, California, has become a member of the DX Century Club (DXCC), and the Scouts did it the hard way. To achieve their goal, troop members set up portable HF stations at various campouts and Scout events, and all 24 troop members contributed to working the 100 DXCC entities needed to qualify, ARRL Southwestern Division Vice Director Marty Woll, N6VI, explained. Travis Williams, AF6WU, is the club’s adviser and KT5BSA trustee. “Travis and his wife, Kjerstin, AF6KJ, have done a fine job with these young hams, providing guidance, encouragement and opportunity to get them active on the air,” Woll stated. ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Director Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT — an Eagle Scout — called the club’s DXCC “a very neat accomplishment, and one I’m sure all of the boys and leaders involved are proud of.”



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